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Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness breaks ground for Closed Harbour Beach Park

Construction of the highly anticipated Closed Harbour Beach Park in Montego Bay will begin following the official groundbreaking by Prime Minister, the Most Hon Andrew Holness yesterday.


Uncommon Attraction: Giddy House, Jamaica

Giddy House, the Caribbean’s answer to Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, is aptly-named and somewhat easily missed. It took me more than 15 trips to Kingston before I first set eyes on it two years ago. If not for a tip from Jermaine, one of the easy-going bellmen at The Courtleigh, I probably would’ve


Protoje Blasts Jamaica Government Over Lack Of Support For Reggae Music

Protoje has labeled the Government of Jamaica, organizers of Reggae Month, as “dinosaurs” who ignore working trending conscious artists to the detriment of developing the music economy.


Bob Marley’s New ‘Easy Skanking’ Video Celebrates Jamaica

Bob Marley’s native Jamaica shines in the new video for “Easy Skanking,” a song off 1978’s Kaya that has received an updated visual to celebrate both the reggae legend’s legacy and his birthplace.


Kamala Harris’ Grandmother Exposed as Plantation Slave Owner

According to Kamala Harris’ father, the Democratic presidential hopeful’s great-grandmother was a Jamaican slave plantation owner who founded the city of Brown’s Town, Jamaica.


South Beach Food and Wine Show to showcase Jamaica as a premier gastronomy destination

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, (seen center in the photo) engages Chairperson of the Tourism Linkages’ Gastronomy Network, Nicola Madden-Greig, (left) and Analyst of Tourism Networks at the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Simone Harris, in conversation, ahead of their departure to Florida


Kamala Harris's father said she disgraced her Jamaican family by using a 'fraudulent stereotype' in a joke about smoking weed

Donald Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, said her grandparents "must be turning in their graves." He was responded to a radio show in which Harris said she had smoked marijuana, joking: "Half my family's from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?"


Students explore tourism jobs in Jamaica

Tourism Linkages Network’s Director, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, (seen third left in the photo) and Analyst of the Productive Sectors, Tisheecka Clarke, (third right) paused for a photograph with students who chose to represent careers in agriculture, which supplies the hospitality sector.


How Bob Marley is still a top tourism driver to Jamaica

In today’s hectic times, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ new “Easy Skanking” video serves as a carefree reminder to celebrate the ongoing global legacy that is and forever will be simply known as Bob Marley. And where better to take a moment to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty and the joy than


Access Accelerator to sharpen local business model following Jamaica visit

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The newly formed Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre programme is looking to “sharpen” its model following a trip to Jamaica, with executives confirming its more than 3,000 participants will receive specialized guidance to boost their success rate.


Delaware father-of-two, 43, is shot dead in his car in Jamaica while picking his new wife up from work

A father-of-two from Delaware has been murdered while picking up his new wife from work in Jamaica. Timothy Harper, 43, was murdered in Port Lucea near the trendy beach town of Negril in Westmoreland, on Saturday at around 9.05pm.


Jamaica proposes ban to outlaw plastic bags, Styrofoam and plastic straws

In January, Jamaica initiated a plastic ban to curb its dependency on single-use plastics and prevent them from ending up in the island’s landfills. The country uses more plastic bags per capita than just about anywhere on the planet, averaging around 500 bags a year per resident.


Person Taken Into Custody In Jamaica In Relation To Murder Of Delaware Native, Police Say

NEGRIL, JAMAICA (CBS) — Authorities in Jamaica have taken a person into custody in relation to the murder of Delaware native Timothy Harper. Harper was shot and killed while picking up his wife from work Saturday night.


Eat your way through Jamaica Plain at these 10 neighborhood restaurants

Think of Jamaica Plain, and you might envision young families pushing strollers around Jamaica Pond, lively barber shops lined up one after another on Washington Street, and the terrifying endeavor that is driving along the winding Jamaicaway. But it’s also a hodgepodge of global cuisine, a tight-kn


Law passed to retake Venezuela’s shares in Jamaica’s oil refinery

The Compulsory Acquisition (Shares in Petrojam Limited) Act, 2019 was piloted by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Holness said the decision to move in the current direction was not taken lightly, noting that Petrojam and Jamaica have been left at risk due to years of inaction.


Kamala Harris’s dad: Our family wants to ‘dissociate ourselves from this travesty’

‘My dear departed grandmothers... as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not, with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of


Jamaica Plain Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until afternoon. Partly cloudy until afternoon. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


Jamaica Plain: 5 Nearby Open Houses Coming Up

JAMAICA PLAIN, MA — If you're searching for a new home, there's a good chance you've already browsed through all the online listings for your area. And while you've may gotten a decent idea of what these homes are like from the photos, you just can't beat an in-person encounter with the real thing.


Ganja: Cannabis in Jamaica

Opportunity is massive for legal cannabis in Jamaica and for Jamaican cannabis abroad. As legal cannabis markets open up around the world, massive opportunity can be found in growing cannabis in Jamaica.


Banning Plastic: How Jamaica Moved To Save Its Environment

Last month, Jamaica introduced a ban on single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam in a bid to reduce the impact plastic is having on the environment. Before the ban, Jamaica was known to have one of the highest per capita uses of plastic bags in the world, with the average person estimat